The English3 J-1 Interview

A better experience for international offices, departments, and J-1 applicants

Consistent, Convenient

Verify J-1 visitors’ English proficiency with a solution built to conveniently and effectively meet DS 2019 requirements.

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Customer Stories

Why Add the English3 Interview?

Built for J-1
Exchange Visitors

Built to meet the unique needs of international offices, sponsoring departments, and exchange visitors. 

J-1 Applicants Prefer the Interview

Applicants complete the interview anytime, anywhere, and in only 25 minutes. 

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Terra Dotta and SUNAPSIS Integrations

Scholars link directly to the interview. Scores upload directly to the scholar profile.

Unmatched Test
Security

Test security and accuracy give administrators confidence in score reports.

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Free for the Institution

Scholars typically pay for the interview. 88% of scholars agree that the convenience provided makes the interview a good value for the price. 

Seamless Implementation

The most common feedback we hear about implementation is that implementation was far easier than expected.

Resources

Video

“J-Won: Winning Strategies for EV English Proficiency”

Understanding industry trends.

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White Paper

“The English3 Interview -Security”

Learn how English3 gives administrators confidence in Score Reports.

 

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In The News

“New English Requirements”

“After a routine visit by the DOS, BYU’s ISS was required to change its procedure to verify English proficiency”

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • A reliable internet connection
  • Working microphone, webcam, and headset
  • A quiet room where you can work alone
  • A government-issued photo ID

Within 24 hours or 5 business days, depending on the interview option chosen.

The interview lasts about 25 minutes.

2 years.

The nature of acquiring a new language and the natural process of language atrophy require the interview score validity to expire after 2 years.

Sunapsis, Terra Dotta

    • Interview scores are automatically uploaded to applicant records in Terra Dotta and Sunapsis.

Administrator Dashboard

      • Access scores, interview videos, comments and other resources on your dashboard. This is provided as a free resource.

Email

    • Administrators receive an email notification with the applicant score report as soon as it becomes available.

Applicants link from Terra Dotta or Sunapsis directly to their interview. Once the interview is completed and scored, score reports are automatically uploaded to the applicant profile and a notification is sent to the administrators.

English verification becomes an automated and seamless process for the international office and sponsoring department.

For an in-depth review of test security, click here.

For a test to be valid, it must be secure. As university customers attest, interview scores consistently reflect exchange visitor English ability once they arrive on campus. Critical elements of interview security include:

  • Real-time free response to open-ended questions, simulating real-to-life conversation
  • Facial recognition software ensuring test-taker identity
  • Remote proctoring and scoring by a certified human rater (1:1 proctor to test-taker ration)

  • Randomized questions from an extensive question bank

  • Innovative test item types used to benchmark ability across all responses

The English3 Interview is a targeted evaluation of the applicant’s ability to function on a day-to-day basis and to participate in their program—primarily evaluating speaking and listening proficiency. Our rubric does provide concordance with the Common European Framework for speaking skills and correlation to TOEFL and IELTS. For a comprehensive English assessment with TOEFL and IELTS concordance for speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills, please see the English3 Proficiency Test (E3PT).

Human raters score the interview video according to our proprietary rubric, which is aligned to the CEFR and designed specifically for J-1 exchange visitors.

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  • 3 years in language training and/or assessing
  • An undergraduate degree in related field of study (or equivalent experience)
  • Master’s degree in a related field (Preferred)
  • A recognized qualification in TESOL/TESL/TEFOL (Preferred)
  • Fluent in a second language (Preferred)
  • Completion of English3’s rater certification course
  • New hires dual-rate with a manager until certified (two months or longer)
  • Recertification every two years with ongoing manager review.

Technical problems rarely happen, but when they do we work directly with the applicant to resolve the issue.

Applicants are instructed to contact [email protected] about any problems.

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